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React vs. Vue.js. - When Both Options are Better

This blog is dedicated to the discussion on React and Vue.js. Both React and Vue.js frameworks have become extremely popular among JavaScript developers in recent years.


React and Vue.js were created for building user interfaces for interactive web apps. Both the frameworks perform pretty good.


In this article we will share a brief overview of the main advantages and disadvantages of these frameworks to help you decide if React.js services worth your time and money.


React - Recommended for Complex Projects and Mobile Apps

Virtual DOM is one of the killer-features that provided the library such popularity. It enables the application and UI to be quicker.


Due to some specific features of Single Page Applications (SPA), developers may face issues related to the proper indexing, which can lead to poor SEO experience. React developers can use isomorphic. A website built with the React framework can automatically detect if JavaScript is running on the client. According to the results, it can choose the way of representing content that won’t cause any troubles with SEO.


Another distinctive feature of this framework is code reuse that allows saving a lot of time on creating UI components. JavaScript developers can achieve a more precise and ergonomic development process by creating isolated components that can change their state without any effect on the other parts of the app.


React has a vast ecosystem and provides an extensive collection of UI components. Developers can use one of these ready-to-use components which can help to cover the needs of almost any type of project without spending time on reinventing the wheel.


React is constantly evolving thanks to the Facebook support. Developers add new features all the time, which allows ensuring that you won’t deal with obsolete technologies. Unfortunately, this is also a drawback with this technology. The environment is changing fast so it may be hard for some developers to adapt to these changes.


Vue.js. - Recommended For Small Apps.

Vue.js is a relatively “young” and flexible framework.


Vue.js allows using the most basic features to build a full-featured web-based application. In case of need for more complex solution, Vue.js provides a wide variety of development tools out-of-the-box. For example, developers can use Vuex for state management, Vue Router for app URL management, or Vue Server-Side Renderer for server-side rendering. Such a variety of tools makes Vue.js services not time-consumable and affordable for any company.


In the case of Vue.js, the coding style is a little bit similar comparing to its main competitors. Vue.js separates HTML, JS, and CSS, which is a traditional way of doing things, but it also allows using JSX just like React. Therefore, this framework does not force developers to change their coding habits. The approach of Vue.js creators to the lifecycle of components and API makes its usage simpler than React.


The official documentation for Vue.js is written very well, detailed, and structured. It covers every topic that a developer should know.


Conclusions


Now, let’s take a look at the main features of using React and Vue.js in your projects.


The main features of the React framework:

  • React can be considered as the modern standard.

  • No shortage of skilled developers.

  • Stable and secure framework.

  • Significant community.

  • Developers can use web apps source code for mobile development.


The main features of the Vue.js framework:

  • Vue.js provides such useful core modules as Vuex, Vue Router, and Vue Server-Side.

  • Shows better performance in some benchmarks.

  • Vue.js has excellent documentation.

  • Vue.js is suitable for small apps that have to be lightning-fast.

Many specialists prefer Vue.js for creating small and fast web apps. In the case of more complex projects that include mobile development, React can be considered as a preferable option.


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Hariharan Raghavan

Regami Solutions


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